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Prices for 2022       

Lyres:

Replica models for Museum/Re-enactments

Prittlewell Lyre  £2000   Kravik Lyres £2500,  Small Cologne lyre £1550   Sutton Hoo £3000,   Taplow £2700,     Irish Lyre £2000,    Trossingen lyre £3250 with Kolrosing artwork (£1950 without) all with handmade cases.

Standard Lyres (based on Sutton Hoo) 6 string £1250 to £1350

New Hybrid/Viking  Lyres in 6 or 7 strings starting from £1150  comes with lightweight flight case

 I try to have one anglo Saxon model at least in stock or part made.     New for 2022 will be a small number of Lyres made available to rent for a monthly fee,  Uk only for now.  

Stick Dulcimers
Standard Yellow Cedar top, Mango or Acacia back and sides, chacate preto fingerboard £600   Recycled mahogany models with spruce tops, Sunburst available also.    with standard case £700 or with rounded edge oval case £800     add £100 for K&K pickup.             

Cigar box style Stick Dulcimer 20" scale with internal Pickup from £550   

Appalachian Dulcimers

Oak and Spruce/Cedar standard model Diatonic 3 String for Fingerstyle: £1050 incl handmade case

Walnut and Spruce/cedar Chromatic model 3 String:  £1250   incl handmade case

Moraharpa 2021   3 strings, Spruce, Pine, maple keys 26 Keys £2500 with case and bow,     

Mandolin

Flat top/back Army/Navy from £750   Red Cedar and Walnut or Mahogany, Brass tailpiece   case included,   

Celtic model, carved back, curved flat top, oval holes, £1250 with case

Ukulele

Baritone 14 fret    Oak and Spruce/Cedar, Antique tobacco burst Finish,  Standard model including lightweight case £1150 other woods available

Cigar Box Concert Ukulele:  Walnut and Red Cedar £850  
Soprano Pineapple models  £750-£1000    (Yellow Cedar and Mango/Plumwood/Apple wood /Acacia)  Plain Koa model from £650

Tenor 14 fret    Pineapple model £950-£1250     Standard model £1250 with Soundport/Cutaway options £1450

Psaltery  Psaltery in G £950, In D £1200  (case is an extra £100)  Custom pitches/sizes POA


Welsh  Crwths 2022 prices
Heyward £4150,  Carved from solid bock of Maple      Student Evans Model £2500  (Assembled from two sections)   With case and bow   

Standard Bowed Lyre £950  
Jouhikko 2 string from £500
Talharpa
3 or 4 string from £1000
Shetland Gue,
2 strung, carved one piece body from £600

Harps   
15 string travel harp Poplar/Brass strings £750

15 String Travel Nylon/Fluorocarbon  G-g or D-d  £700
22 String Wire-Strung harp, Poplar, Brass strings £1550
26 String Wire-Strung harp, Brass strings £2200
Student queen Mary Wire-Strung harp, poplar/willow Brass and silver strings £3000
Queen Mary based Wire-Strung harp, willow Brass and Silver strings £5000

Kanteles
5 string Kantele Custom £POA
5 string Custom with case £550
10 string with case £900
11 string with case £950

11 String with tuning levers £1000 to £1250
11 string Electric Kantele £750
15 string drone £1250

15 string diatonic £1200
New concert  folk kantele D-d 15 strings with sharpening levers £1550


Langspil
C Foster model £950, With Pickup £1050    2018 Bentside £1000 with case and bow  (Pickup +£100 if required)  Chromatic, Diatonic or Meantone/Just intonation
Guitar
Dreadnought 24.75" scale   Spruce/Cedar   Eucalyptus/Acacia/Fumed Oak/Bog Oak,     Ebony fingerboard  £3250 Hiscox case

Classical, Torres se-117 in Spruce and Cypress/maple/Rosewood/Mahogany £2450    incl case     604mm scale
Classical, Torres SE19/Bouchet in Rosewood/maple/Cypress/Cherry/Swiss Pear £3250 incl Hiscox case  650 or 630mm scale

Tenor Guitar
Steel string Gdad tuning   22" scale  £1250
 

For Custom instruments I have to allow extra time for research, sourcing materials, usually there is a surcharge of 25% on Custom one off models, Some instruments need to be built in stages, where wood is gradually acclimatised to become an instrument, Hollowed out lyres and Harps and also guitars for example benefit from this extra time. As of January 2017 with new CITES changes I will no longer use Rosewood, Bubinga or African Blackwood for exported instruments, I was using plantation grown Rosewood but Currently using chacate preto on fingerboards with ebony and bog oak on custom instruments.  From 2022 will focus on native timbers from well managed sources.  


Ordering
Lead time varies from instrument type to level of customisation,  6-18 months average,  longer for new instruments.  For Custom orders I now require a non returnable deposit of 10% to reserve a place on my order book, to cover materials. Prices are fixed at this point.  Custom orders are often built over a longer timespan than my standard instruments to allow wood to acclimatise and extra research, but I will let you know when I start construction,  My work in progress pictures are usually uploaded on instagram.

The final payment plus delivery costs are always payable before delivery.  

Delivery overseas is now by federal Express, here in the UK by next day delivery, royal mail or courier.

Payment:

Most of my in stock instruments are now handled through etsy payment system, for deposits and for custom orders I can do Bank Transfer payments or Paypal,  at the moment I can only accept cheques in the Uk with Pounds Sterling.  as of 2021    I can also accept Cryptocurrencies for full payment at the time of completion only,as these values fluctuate I would prefer to keep these to buy now instruments rather than long term commissions,   


Please feel free to email if you have any questions!

Custom order book opens again January 2022   should be 6-8 months wait most standard instruments.  

7 String Lyres and its 6 string Anglo/viking models and one or two Stick Dulcimers etc are still be available until then still contact via email or etsy shop 

Shifting to batch production for my etsy shop which in the Long run will improve waiting times and availability, 

Do email me if there is something you are looking for but I can only slightly adjust items in a batch,  like timbers,  numbers of strings etc,   

Workshop: Working safely at home, isolating as much as possible during Covid restrictions with some delays with supplies and some backlog to orders which I am working through,  Small items sent out by Royal mail have been taking a little longer,  instruments shipped and tracked worldwide by FedEX worldwide have been getting to customers more quickly.    

 Exotic timbers: These will be mostly phased out by end of 2022. (with a few plantation and fsc exceptions)  always Looking at sustainable projects and alternatives. Local and Urban timber. Rocklite or Torrified timber for some fingerboards, etc  Will be reducing plastic packaging where I can and use cardboard boxes and recycled materials for shipping,       


I run my business mostly online, working from family home, small workshop not open to public. 

 
May be able to offer in person meetings in the Future by arrangement, My workshop is being re-organised over the next year or two and hoping to build some stock for 2022 so I have examples on hand which is not the case at present.  

Telephone:
Skype:  Skype is possible.    If you download this app on your phone, tablet or pc and sign up you an ring me for free anywhere in the world,  (by prior arrangement only --time zones vary)  email before you call as I will need to be confirm a local time that is suitable for us both.    

Zoom:  Email me to arrange.  
Facebook messenger also a good option, I usually respond to messages on facebook messenger 5-6pm    
email:       sales "at" michaeljking.com

Facetime messenger by arrangement

Mobile/Cell  work phone in UK : 07523 233052 UK (or #44 7523233952 overseas)   I usually have my  phone with me but if driving or operating tools I may not be free to answer in which case please leave a message or email me and I will get back to you.  

Whatsapp   Email me and I will send you details by arrangement only.